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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: AMZN, GOOGL, BKNG

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Amazon.com Inc (Symbol: AMZN), where a total volume of 122,152 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 12.2 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 301.8% of AMZN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 4.0 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1870 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 5,506 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 550,600 underlying shares of AMZN. Below is a chart showing AMZN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1870 strike highlighted in orange:

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Alphabet Inc (Symbol: GOOGL) saw options trading volume of 28,808 contracts, representing approximately 2.9 million underlying shares or approximately 230.9% of GOOGL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.2 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $1250 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 1,369 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 136,900 underlying shares of GOOGL. Below is a chart showing GOOGL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1250 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Booking Holdings Inc (Symbol: BKNG) saw options trading volume of 7,949 contracts, representing approximately 794,900 underlying shares or approximately 184.2% of BKNG's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 431,650 shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $1850 strike call option expiring April 18, 2019, with 283 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 28,300 underlying shares of BKNG. Below is a chart showing BKNG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $1850 strike highlighted in orange:

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